Skateboard Bandit Gets Eight Years

by The Editors on January 9, 2012

Skateboard2-Tm-TmSacramento, California’s Jared Sung Yoon Herdt was named the “skateboard bandit” after he rolled away from close to six ban robberies in 2009. Now, Herdt could spend eight years in prison (which is nothing compared to the 100 years he was facing), according to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

In April 2010, police in Sunnyvale found a car that had been reported stolen in San Diego County. Inside, officers found $4,900 in loot from several bank robberies, a loaded 9mm semiautomatic pistol, a skateboard and a receipt for a dentist in Portland, Ore. . . The dentist looked at bank surveillance photos of the robbery suspect and identified Herdt. The dentist also let the feds know that Herdt had an upcoming appointment, so when Herdt showed up, the law was waiting.

It would appear that Herdt’s dedication to dental hygiene is what did him in.

[Link: San Francisco Chronicle]

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